Michigan State football’s final game canceled due to Maryland’s COVID-19 cases
Rocky Lombardi #12 of the Michigan State Spartans hands the ball off to Connor Heyward #11 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Spartan Stadium on October 24, 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan. EAST LANSING, Mich. – The final game of the Michigan State football season has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases within the Maryland program. This is the second time this season Maryland has had to cancel a game with Michigan State due to COVID-19. There were six positive cases among staff over that same time period, resulting in a population positivity rate of 12.4%. Though the season as a whole was difficult, Tucker beat in-state rival Michigan and upset then-undefeated Northwestern along the way.
Michigan football cancels final game of season vs. Iowa due to COVID-19
Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half while playing the Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football has canceled its final game of the 2020 season against Iowa due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns within the program. The announcement comes two days after the Big Ten matched up the Wolverines and Hawkeyes as part of its “Champions Week” slate. LAST WEEK: Michigan cancels rivalry football game vs. Ohio State due to rising COVID-19 casesIt’s the third straight week Michigan has had to cancel due to the virus. Both the Maryland and Ohio State games were also canceled.
Michigan football to finish forgettable 2020 season with difficult matchup at Iowa
So it’s only fitting that the Big Ten throw some extra salt in the wound, forcing the woefully undermanned Wolverines into the fire with a “Champions Week” matchup against Iowa. The second place team in the East would play the second place team in the West, and so on. Well, Michigan, the sixth place team in the East, will play against Iowa, the No. The Maryland and Ohio State games were both canceled because the Wolverines were without dozens of players due to COVID-19, contact tracing and other injuries. While Ohio State and Northwestern play for the Big Ten title, the rest of the “Champions Week” matchups look like this:
Michigan State to play at Maryland in ‘Champions Week’
Michigan State has a final opponent for the regular season. The Spartans (2-5) will play at Maryland (2-3) on Saturday (7:30 p.m., BTN) as part of the Big Ten’s “Champions Week,” the conference announced on Sunday afternoon. Although the Big Ten initially planned on the final week of the season pitting crossover matchups between teams from the West and East divisions based on standings, Michigan State and Maryland are slated to face each other in a rescheduled matchup. There is one other “Champions Week” game featuring teams from the same division with Minnesota playing at Wisconsin. After an upset win against Northwestern, Michigan State has lost two straight with defeats against Ohio State and Penn State.mlive.com
‘The Game’ Between Michigan And Ohio State Has Been Canceled For The First Time In Over 100 Years
Saturday’s scheduled football game between rivals Michigan and Ohio State has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus issues within the Wolverines program. The two Big Ten Conference teams have played “The Game” every season without disruption since 1918. Michigan said in a statement that increasing coronavirus cases and multiple players in quarantine forced the team to make the decision to cancel the game, scheduled to be played in Columbus, Ohio. Last week, the Wolverines halted all football activities due to Covid-19 cases among players and canceled last Saturday’s game against Maryland. However, the conference has set a threshold of six games played to qualify for the conference championship game against Northwestern.detroit.cbslocal.com